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Isabela Merced, formerly known as Isabela Moner, has become a versatile and captivating force in the entertainment industry. Transitioning from acclaimed roles in Nickelodeon series to significant films like Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Instant Family, she exhibits a range that belies her age. Her filmography showcases a diversity of characters, while her talent has garnered nominations and awards, including a Young Artist Award. 

Beyond acting, Isabela’s musical endeavors, coupled with her philanthropic work, underscore her impact. With an impressive trajectory in movies, TV shows, and a promising musical career, Isabela Merced has made her debut in Marvel Cinematic Universe as she takes up the role of Anya Corazon in Marvel’s upcoming Madame Web movie.

Isabela Merced in Madame Web (YouTube)

A look into Anya Corazon’s character in Madame Web

Rumors suggest Isabela Merced may portray Anya Corazon in Madame Web, a notably younger Spider character in this universe. Unlike the traditional spider bite origin, Anya’s powers stem from magic. Witnessing a man under attack by an enigmatic group, she intervened, sustaining injuries to save him. 

This man, Miguel Legar, a sorcerer within the Spider society, recognized her heroic spirit. Gradually, he granted her superpowers, leading Anya to adopt the persona of Spider-Girl. If the speculation holds, Isabela Merced could bring this unique and magical character iteration to life on screen.

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Isabel Merced’s remarkable career

Isabela Merced, formerly Isabela Yolanda Moner, has seamlessly transitioned from a promising start in Nickelodeon to a multifaceted career as an actress and singer. 

Known for her lead role as CJ Martin in the Nickelodeon series 100 Things to Do Before High School and as the voice of Kate in Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Merced’s early success set the stage for a series of impactful film roles. Notably, she showcased her versatility in Transformers: The Last Knight, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and as the titular character in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Her performance in Sicario: Day of the Soldado earned acclaim, demonstrating her depth and skill.

Beyond acting, Merced made waves in the music industry, releasing her debut EP, The Better Half of Me, and the single Papi. Her decision to change her stage name to Isabela Merced in 2019, in memory of her late grandmother, reflected a personal touch to her evolving career. 

Merced’s cinematic journey continues with upcoming projects, including the film adaptation of John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down and a role in Fede Álvarez’s Alien: Romulus. Recently cast as Hawkgirl in the DC Universe film Superman: Legacy, Isabela Merced remains a dynamic force in entertainment, captivating audiences with her talent, versatility, and thoughtful career choices.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.